As much as I love to wake up slowly on the weekend, I will always choose getting up for an early morning mission to somewhere new, whenever the chance arises.
And a chance to pick our own, fresh, organic strawberries before the heat of the day was a great reason to get up early last Sunday morning.
We woke up at 6am and made our way out to the Tangaroa Strawberry Farm near Hartbeespoort dam.
We arrived just before the farm opened at 7:30am and were the first ones in the field. It’s situated at the foot of the Magaliesburg and looking up from the farm you see the cliff faces of the mountains.
Organic strawberries are very special, they sometimes have a few little flaws like a small bite hole but the beautiful sweet and slightly acidic flavor makes up for the flaws.
Besides the great taste strawberries also have great health benefits. According to OrganicFacts.net these fruit are good for boosting the immune system, maintain normal blood pressure levels and lowering the risk of arthritis.
We spent about an hour crouching down in the beds filling our red containers with strawberries we picked ourselves. Of course we had to sample a few along the way.
After our picking session we had a simple farm breakfast at the farm restaurant. I can’t stop thinking about the creamy, thick strawberry milkshake I had which I’m sure has ruined all other strawberry milkshake experiences for years to come.
It costs R70 per person to enter the field. You can eat as much as you like while in the field. You are given a small red bucket for picking and whatever you take home you pay for by weight.
Picking season is short so make sure to visit soon.